School Events and Fundraisers
Brooklyn Center Community Schools hosts numerous school events within the various buildings, such as family events, athletic activities, dances, or performances, to name a few. The district wellness policy states:
"Foods and beverages provided during school-sponsored events will be consistent with the current USDA guidelines for Americans, with an expectation on providing Smart Snacks compliant foods as the primary snacks and water as the primary beverage."
School fundraisers are a necessary part of the school system, and are an opportunity to support wellness efforts, help build community and to create a fun and engaging experience for students, families and staff. The Brooklyn Center Community Schools District Wellness Policy states:
"Use of non-food items, physical activity, and academic pursuits will be the expectation for fundraisers. If food and beverages are used for fundraisers, items will be consistent with the current USDA guidelines for Americans, Smart Snacks Guidelines, while following food safety regulations."
Foods and beverages sold or distributed to the students during the school day are to meet the USDA and Smart Snacks guidelines. Click here to learn more about the effect of marketing of brands and products within the schools.